Archive for the 'Privacy' Category

Privacy & The Internet of Me

Monday, March 24th, 2014

I recently attended an industry event where analysts from Gartner and Forrester discussed some of the key industry trends.  They identified two major technology categories: Wearable Devices – anything from Google Glass to FitBit to RFID tagged clothing Data Analytics – in particular, those applications and services that present data in a fashion that can [...]

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Identity, Privacy, the Government & Trust

Friday, January 31st, 2014

I read a wonderful post today written by Ben Horowitz – The Little Country that Cloud.  The post describes Estonia’s groundbreaking work to use technology in way that builds trust and communications between a government and its populace.   As noted in the post, everything has not been perfect, but it does provide hope – [...]

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Re-Imagining the future of the Web

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Hmmm… What we do differently if we had the chance to do it all over again? There’s no question that the Internet has ushered in some of the greatest changes of the century. And yet as humans we should ponder the question – What if? What if in the future, the Web could deliver a [...]

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Openness – The Key to Monetizing Mobile

Monday, January 21st, 2013

(Or Why I think 3P-Based Infrastructure and Value-Add Channels are Sexy) Over the past decade, rapid advancements in mobile technology and mobility in general, have changed how we live and how we do business.  It has changed us from an “on-demand” world to an “always connected” world.  No doubt, mobile is here to stay and [...]

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Definition or Death for DNT?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

“One in three Brits is likely to stop using IE10 because of Do Not Track.    Oh My!  That’s terrible!  But is it really accurate???? I’m a marketer.  I understand how statistics can be modified to support your specific business case.  I also get the value of a great “title” or sound bite.  This one [...]

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The New G-Men (or Should I Say G-Women) of Privacy

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Digital Privacy is a big deal and with the US elections behind us, we can get on with the business at hand – finalizing standards and regulation (or the enforcement thereof) that protect our basic rights to know who is collecting and using our data, how it’s being used AND having greater choice over who [...]

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Google joins the Do Not Track Party

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Just downloaded the latest version of Chrome and it’s official – Do Not Track is now a Privacy setting. Although you might want to read the disclaimer that shows up when you check the box.

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The DNT Rope-a-Dope

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Even us folks that don’t follow boxing know the infamous rope-a-dope.  Show them one thing and then deliver another.  The classic, you never saw it coming.  So what does this have to do with Do Not Track? In theory, the DNT effort of the W3C is about defining the technical standards to support the ability [...]

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Privacy and the Human in the Loop

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

When considering any system sometimes we forget that there’s a ‘Human in the Loop’. I’ve just finished reading a great white paper by Lori Cranor (A Framework for Reasoning About the Human in the Loop), and whilst this paper talks about security, it’s kissing cousin is Privacy. So a lot of the ideas presented here [...]

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Re-Envisioning In-Browser Privacy

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

I’ve been planning on writing about an alternative approach to In-Browser Privacy. Obviously we’re very much in favor of a better solution than the current Do Not Track standard that’s being offered, and to that end we set out over 6 years ago now to build a fully standards based solution that seamlessly integrates into [...]

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